This is Jaws in real life. Dorsal fins and all.
Coney Island Beach is a popular place to swim and enjoy the beach. Recently though, it was shut down because of a takeover from Coney Island sharks.
Beachgoers saw the telltale sign of sharks when they spotted dorsal fins above water. They were sighted close to shore and that was enough to shut the whole beach down. NBC 4 New York had the whole story with officials and witnesses sharing their thoughts and fears.
The sightings were first reported in the morning and the beach was shut down until mid-afternoon. While the exact species of the sharks is unknown, there are approximately 25 species swimming in New York waters.
It could have been a harmless basking shark or possibly one of the Coney Island sharks that is a little more dangerous.